Thania Sanchez (she/her) is the Senior Vice President of Research and Policy Development at States United Democracy Center, where she leads a team of researchers and lawyers that work on advancing free, fair, and secure elections in the United States. Previously she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union as Director of Affiliate Analytics. Before working in NGOs, Professor Sanchez was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she taught and researched human rights. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and her B.A. in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley.